Division of Human Genetics

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Joel Gelernter, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Genetics, and Neurobiology
Director, Division of Human Genetics

Human genetics is a rapidly moving research field that is providing us with novel insights into the mechanisms of human health and disease. The Division of Human Genetics was formed in March 2004 to provide a center of focus for psychiatric genetics research, and study of other complex genetic traits related to behavior, at Yale.

Division researchers have extensive collaborations in the study of pharmacogenetics, neuroimaging, population genetics, statistics, and computational biology, also playing key roles in large collaborative efforts such as the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium and the Million Veteran Project.

Interested students, fellows or faculty are welcome to contact Dr. Gelernter or any Division faculty for additional information.